COVID-19 TESTING NOTICE
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From 8/5 to 10/12, Kohll’s Rx tested 656 people with a total of 62 people positive. We are tracking the population that we have tested to determine if they have developed antibodies. This data will be updated daily on weekdays.
Some answers to common questions are below.
Frequently Asked Questions
General COVID-19 Questions
What are the symptoms of Covid-19?
Many patients with confirmed COVID-19 have developed fever and/or symptoms of acute respiratory illness (cough, shortness of breath). Current information available, include more varied symptoms such as: chills, myalgias, headache, sore throat and the loss of smell and/or taste. Based on what is known about the virus that causes COVID-19, signs and symptoms may appear any time from 2 to 14 days after exposure to the virus.
Do I need an appointment?
It is highly recommended.
If all the appointments are currently taken, will you be able to have additional spots available?
We are constantly monitoring the demand for testing, and we are working on improving efficiency to open up more testing slots and days. Please continue checking this website regularly for updated times and appointments to see if more time slots have opened up.
What if I need to cancel or reschedule my appointment?
If you are unable to make your appointment time and need to cancel, either reply to the original email confirmation or submit your cancellation request in the “Contact Us” tab of the Kohll’s website. To reschedule, please check the website for available appointment times.
What is the age range we are testing?
We are able to test people who are 10 years and older.
When is consent required?
Consent of a legal parent or guardian is required for anyone younger than 18 years old.
Does insurance pay 100% for the test?
Under the CARES Act, insurance is supposed to cover the entire cost of the Nasal and Antibody tests. There will be no copay or deductible that you need to pay.
We have noticed as of today 99% of insurance companies following the CARES Act.
We did get communication from Cigna as of August 1st that they will only cover the Antibody test for those 21 years old and younger.
If your insurance does not cover the tests, you will be responsible for the costs.
For in-person payment, cash is preferred.
When will I get my results?
The soonest results would be available is 24 hours. The longest could be 72 hours or more.
What if I have a question that isn’t answered by the FAQs?
If you have a question that isn’t answered by these FAQs, please submit your question in the “Contact Us” tab of the Kohll’s website. We will respond as soon as possible.
COVID-19 Nasal Testing Questions
What is the COVID-19 (Nasal) test?
The test we are administering is either the PCR test or the SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) RNA by NAA. The methodology is Nucleic Acid Amplification, Hologic Panther. A nasopharyngeal swab testing the upper respiratory system is the sample to be collected. For everyone’s safety we ask you stay in your car and follow the signage directions. The specimen collection will be performed by trained personnel wearing appropriate protection (mask, face shield, gown and gloves.) The expected time for test results is between 48-72 hours.
What do my test results mean?
Test results are reported as Detected or Not Detected
Detected means the RNA of the actual virus was detected and you are presumptively infected with the virus and presumed to be contagious. Please contact your doctor or provider with this result. Laboratory test results should always be considered in the context of clinical observations and epidemiological data in making a final diagnosis and patient management decisions.
Not Detected means that no RNA from the virus was present in the specimen. However, a negative result does not rule out COVID-19 and should not be used as the sole basis for treatment or patient management decisions. If there has been a recent exposure or the presentation of clinical symptoms, retesting should be considered.
If I don’t have insurance, what amount do I pay?
You would pay $30 for the collection, and the Federal Government pays for the test itself. For in-person payment, cash is preferred.
What is the cost of the test if I’m not a U.S. Citizen?
For in-person payment, cash is preferred.
I got tested with a group and they got their results, but I didn’t. Did you forget to send mine to me?
Most test results are available between 24 and 72 hours. Despite being tested together, the results are not always available at the same time within those 72 hours.
COVID-19 Antibody Testing Questions
What is the COVID-19 IgG & IgM Detection by Healgen Antibody test?
The test is designed to detect antibodies (also known as immunoglobulins) against the virus that causes COVID -19. Antibodies are proteins produced by the immune system in response to an infection and are specific to that particular infection. They are found in the liquid part of blood specimens which is called serum or plasma, depending on the presence of clotting factors.
Today your sample will be tested for immunoglobulin G & M (IgM & IgG). This test detects IgG and IgM antibodies that develop in most patients within seven to 10 days after symptoms of COVID -19 begin.
IgG antibodies remain in the blood after an infection has passed. These antibodies indicate that you may have had COVID-19 in the recent past and have developed antibodies that may protect you from future infection. It is unknown at this point how much protection antibodies might provide against another infection with SARS-CoV-2.
IgM is usually the first antibody produced by the immune system when a virus attacks. A positive IgM test indicates that you may have been infected and that your immune system has started responding to the virus. When IgM is detected you may still be infected or you may have recently recovered from a COVID-19 infection.
Why was my sample tested?
- You may have been exposed to the virus that causes COVID-19 based on your current or previous signs and symptoms (e.g., fever, cough, difficulty breathing);
- You live in or have recently traveled to a place where transmission of COVID-19 is known to occur;
- You have been in close contact with an individual suspected of or confirmed to have COVID-19;
- You have recovered from COVID-19. Testing of the sample may help find out if you may have antibodies to COVID-19.
What are the known and potential risks and benefits of the test?
Possible discomfort, bruising, infection or other complications that can happen during sample collection. Serious complications are very rare.
Possible incorrect test result (see below for more information).
The results, along with other information, can help your health care provider make informed recommendations about your care.
The results of this test may help limit the spread of COVID-19 to your family and others in your community.
What does it mean if I have a positive test result?
If you have a positive test result (antibodies are detected), you may have been infected with the virus that causes COVID-19 at some point in the past. There is still a chance that the antibodies indicate past infection due to other coronaviruses. These other coronaviruses cause the common cold. There is also a small chance that a positive result is incorrect (false positive).
The presence of IgG suggests that the infection happened weeks to months in the past. It also suggests that you may no longer be infectious.
The presence of IgM suggests that the infection happened within the last few weeks. It also suggests that you could still be infectious to others. Having a nasopharyngeal swab test may confirm if you are infectious.
IgG & IgM indicates that you may have some immunity to the virus, though you may not.
How much it might protect you from getting sick with COVID-19 in the future is unknown.
What does it mean if I have a negative test result?
A negative test result means that the antibodies to the virus that causes COVID-19 were not found in your sample. Some health conditions might make it difficult for your body to produce antibodies to an infection. However, it is possible for this test to give a negative result that is incorrect (false negative) in some people.
A negative result may occur if you are tested early in your illness and your body hasn’t had time to produce antibodies to infection. This means that you could possibly still have COVID-19 even though the test is negative.
What is the accuracy of the test?
- Positive Percent Agreement (PPA): IgG 96.7%; IgM 86.7%; Overall 96.7%
- Negative Percent Agreement (NPA): IgG 98.0%; IgM 99.0%; Overall 97.0%
Clinical Agreement with Characterized Samples
- Sensitivity: IgG 96.7%; IgM 100%; Combined 100%
- Specificity: IgG 97.5%; IgM 100%; Combined 97.5%
Is this test FDA-approved or cleared?
No. This test is not yet approved or cleared by the United States FDA. When there are no FDA-approved or cleared tests available, and other criteria are met, the FDA can make tests available under an emergency access mechanism called an Emergency Use Authorization (EUA). The EUA for this test is supported by the Secretary of Health and Human Service’s (HHS’s) declaration that circumstances exist to justify the emergency use of in vitro diagnostics for the detection and/or diagnosis of the virus that causes COVID-19. This EUA will remain in effect (meaning this test can be used) for the duration of the COVID-19 declaration, justifying emergency use of in vitro diagnostic tests (IVDs), unless it is terminated or revoked by FDA (after which the test may no longer be used).
Where can I go for updates and more information?
The most up-to-date information on COVID-19 is available at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website: https://www.cdc.gov/COVID19.
Who should not have antibody testing for COVID-19?
If you are symptomatic. People who are sick should seek medical attention by calling their doctor and we could test for active Covid-19.
People who are sick with COVID-19 or may have COVID-19 need to self-isolate themselves from others until recovered, according to the CDC guidelines.
How is the test performed?
Using a capillary blood sample (1-2 drops)
How long before I will get results?
Results are usually available within 20 to 30 minutes.